Whether he's playing a desperate alcoholic in need of acceptance, a haughty Roman emperor, or a folk legend Joaquin Phoenix carries with him undeniable stage-presence and a subtle command of emotional expression. That and he has an awesome name.
Usually the type of movies that start with 'based on a true story', are cheesy horror flicks about paranormal investigators; not so with these incredible true stories, that chronicle everything from daring exposes to acts of martial courage and sporting triumph.
Films depicting lives ranging from MLK's, to Hitler's, Jimi Hendrix's, and Muhammad Ali's. If you're interested in diving in to some of the 'great-men' and women who have shaped history then look no further.
Documentaries and dramatizations of Black men and women who overcame systemic racism to achieve remarkable accomplishments in politics, business, science, the military, law, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
In the vein of 'Schindler's List' and 'Hotel Rwanda': movies depicting the lives of those who risked everything to rescue the persecuted in humanity's darkest hours. Check out 'Machine Gun Preacher' for one of Gerard Butler's more out there roles!